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hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
hagman, a texas native himself from if the worth, as the evil, conniving man j.r. ewing. here, with his actress wife linda gray. >> you are a drunk, unfit mother. >> reporter: he was loathed and loved by the millions who turned in every week. they were disgusted by his ways and wooed by his wicked humor. >> don't forgive and don't forget. and do unto others before they do unto you. >> when he was shot in the 1980 cliff hanger, the world spent months asking who shot jr. in his memoir, he says he refused to tell even the queen mum who wanted to know who pulled the trigger. and 40 million people tuning in to know the answer, it was j.r.'s sister-in-law, kristen. hagman himself, before tv. a five-year run on "i dream of genie," the astronaut and the genie who loved him. >> master, it's almost 3:00 in the morning. get some sleep. >> reporter: when dallas began, linda gray said she remembered the day the cast first met. she said he looked like the astronaut who loved that genie. until he said, hello, darling. she said, she then thought this is going to be fun. and fun it was. linda gray, at h
the passing of television legend larry hagman. hagman first rose to stardom in the 1960s playing astronaut major nelson on "i dream of jeannie" but in the eighties it was his portrayal of j.r. ewing on the prime-time soap "dallas." larry hagman died friday after a battle with throat cancer. >>> possible new wrinkle in the fiscal cliff talks. both sides are going to be able to iron that out before we wring in 2013. we're hoping, right? we'll talk about that, it's next. plus the lessons that can be learned from the new film "lincoln." we're going to talk to the woman who wrote the book on it. if you think you missed out on black friday prices at the home depot, think again. black friday prices are still here. instore and online, right now. where prices have been cut, chopped, and sanded... ...on the most powerful tools that cut... ...chop... ...and sand. so we, or somebody on our list, can do the same. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get a special buy on a ryobi 2 piece lithium ion kit for just $99. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand
. >> steve: let me ask you about another actor, larry hagman passed away in the last couple of days. what was your thoughts of larry? >> look! that was one of the best moments of my career, right there. linda and i became like really kind of bff's for a while. >> steve: really? >> uh-huh. but look how dorky i look! >> steve: you look happy. >> i was so excited. i grew up in dallas, texas. born and raised there. and that was dallas in its hay day. it was a treat if i got to stay up late and watch "dallas." he was so wonderful and -- >> brian: this is what you tweeted. you said, thanks for being the kind of person i always hoped. so he didn't let you down when you met him? >> no. and he called me darling the whole time. that's why i put love darling. a lovely, lovely, lovely man. think about also, there was "i dream of jeannie." he was so wonderful and kind on the inside. >> steve: we want to continue the conversation with you on the other side of the brief timeout. >> okay. >> steve: right back ef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. w
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